energy efficiency

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BIM methods and tools have an increasing impact in the construction sector, to help to improve the productivity and cooperation across its full value chain. While BIM has mainly been applied on new buildings, the BIM4Ren project investigates its use and potential in renovation projects, through easy-to-use tools, to achieve the EU energy targets for the European building stock. In this first webinar, we will present the general concept and challenges we are tackling.
Post date: 5 May 2020
Type: Event

Date and time: 28 May 2020, 10:00-11.30 CET   Overview  
Post date: 4 May 2020
Type: Event

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where :  
Post date: 3 May 2020
Type: Publication

Klimaaktiv Silver *   The construction of the building was aimed, on the one hand, to offer affordable sustainable housing and on the other hand to plan an extension with quality of life and without any conflicts of use and in energy consumption.
Post date: 3 May 2020
Type: Case

An important public building in the most populated city of Zagreb county, Velika Gorica, this kindergarten was in need of energy renovation as it was expensive to run and uncomfortable for its occupants.  Having become an eco-school, the management realised that energy renovation was essential to underpin the new ethos of the school.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2020
Type: Case

AGENDA   Welcome & Introduction Hans Korteweg, COGEN Europe and Kamila Waciega, Veolia   Energy Systems Integration Stories   1. Kiel Project: Integrating flexible power and efficient district heating Klaus Payrhuber, INNIO Jenbacher Gas Engines  
Post date: 29 Apr 2020
Type: Event

The modular project TEESCHOOLS is the last project within the Efficient Buildings Community to come to an end.  TEESCHOOLS has covered a long distance on the path for the decarbonisation of public building stock.  A new publication now collects and presents all the most important outcomes of this journey.  
Post date: 26 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and retrofit. Online learning packages to address skill gaps have been created, are freely accessible, and can facilitate the co-creation and application of interdisciplinary qualification schemes.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

One of the mission critical pathways to reach EU´s goal to reach net zero emissions through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. The EU remains a world leader in its building energy codes, but rapidly scaling deep building renovation to deliver needed emissions savings remains one of the most wickedly complex societal, technical and financial challenges of our time.  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

In 2018, the European Union set itself the target to achieve a 32.5% energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Member States have to set indicative contributions and notify policies and measures to reach the mandatory 0.8% annual energy savings in their National Energy and Climate Plans.   This document presents a first assessment of national contributions and annual energy savings notifications.  
Post date: 19 Apr 2020
Type: Publication